Careers and ideas
Careers and ideas focuses on your working lives. Each week our experts provide comment pieces and answer your questions on everything from dealing with anti-social behaviour and engaging with young tenants to finding your perfect job in housing. Whatever your work-related query, send it to email@example.com and our experts will do their best to give you the feedback you need.
A research study in Merseyside aims to prove that artistic therapy can help people with Alzheimer’s and their families cope better with the disease. Ciara Leeming investigates
Why has a Sunderland-based social landlord set up a charity providing solar powered lamps to communities in Africa? Martin Hilditch finds out
Too often services are set solely around meeting targets, regardless how much it costs or what the end user needs
WM Housing chief executive Pat Brandum went back to the shop floor to experience first-hand how her organisation helps vulnerable young people. Alex Turner finds out what she learned
By working with a social enterprise to bring 15,000 homes back into use, Leeds Council proved that a collaborative approach is best. John Statham reports
Getting the right mix of skills on boards is key to landlords’ future success
The use of gagging clauses in the public sector goes against everything it stands for
Housing staff are often kept out of the loop by adult social care staff, to the detriment of service users
By thinking outside the box, landlords can find new ways to work with young residents
Employers struggling to recruit people of the right calibre should look to the homelessness sector, says Helen Giles
Don’t use social media to vent your work-related woes, as the wrong person might read it
It may not be glamorous, but asset management is the most important part of social housing
NIFHA has appointed Dr Jennifer Donald as deputy chief executive.
Malcolm Groves has joined Southern Housing Group as chair.
Rosemary Simmons Housing Association has appointed Nick Coverdale as customer services director.
Local Space housing association has appointed Richard Clark OBE as its new chief executive.
Andy Crowson has joined Stafford and Rural Homes as neighbourhoods manager.
John Welch has become an independent member of the board of Wellingborough Homes.
Jakki Moxham will join charity and housing association Housing for Women from 10 June as chief executive.
A new chair and vice chair have been appointed to the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland’s board.